Thursday, 15 April 2021

15 April, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...

Henslowe writes: 15 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 08
In modern English: 15th [April, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 and 8 shilling [i.e. 28 shillings]

The number 5 in a
column of figures
in Henslowe's Diary
Today, the Admiral's Men revived their lost piece Five Plays in One, which was probably a collection of one-act plays, perhaps linked by a narrative device; you can read more about it in the entry for 7 April

This is the second outing for Five Plays in One and it has not improved on its disappointing premiere. Word of mouth does not seem to be helping its prospects greatly. 

Henslowe links


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